Guide

July 31, 2018

Grants for Arts Malaysia

Financial aid for Artists At one point of the career of any artist, there will be a need to inject funds. This can be done through […]
July 30, 2018

Malaysia top Art residency programmes

Residency to promote artists One of the very unique activities that Malaysian artists embark into is in residency programmes. This is where certain organizations provide a […]
February 26, 2018

Top Street Paintings

Murals are just amazing artwork that are produced in large scale by artists. Instead of the bland and single-toned walls, buildings get a whole new look […]
February 26, 2018

Ways to save cost in using a mural artist

Painting a mural can be an expensive away. There are many mural artists who are around that you can look for in painting a mural either […]
June 23, 2017

Planning before you start painting

As with any other projects, it is highly essential that you lay out your plans before embarking onto a painting. This will ensure that you have […]
July 30, 2015
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Top 10 Malaysian Graffiti Artists

Graffiti art has often been associated with vandalism but in today’s artistic world, it has changed tremendously. Graffiti artists have been making waves all across the […]
June 18, 2015
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Why is art so expensive?

Art, as we know it seems to be a distant purchase especially if you are working on a monthly salary to make ends meet. In today’s […]
January 28, 2013
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Most expensive art in Malaysia and the current art scene

It is often a challenging task to put a value on art more so when it is in countries like Malaysia. However, with more and more […]
January 28, 2013
Illustration Art in Malaysia

Illustration Art in Malaysia

The area of illustration and art has often been associated with each other and the debate has been going on for years, if not decades. This […]
January 28, 2013

The 8 As of Curating an Art Show

So you want to be an art curator? How should you do it and where to start? That would be the common questions that you will […]
January 28, 2013

More Art Suppliers

Craft Cottage Creative Cottage is art and craft material supplier that operates within the Amcorp Mall Shopping Centre. The company is involved in all types of […]
January 22, 2013

What Do Art Curators Do?

For any art exhibitions to be successful there are certain people who are actually involved and responsible. Whether it is a painting show, installation or sculptures […]
October 10, 2012

The ABCDE of pricing your art

Whether you make paintings or sculptures, it is important your art is priced reasonably so that the collectors are able to buy them and you might […]
September 10, 2012

Why should you work in a series of art instead of one-off?

One of the common questions artists ask in the production of their art is whether to make a one-off work or to produce a series type of work. There are actually pros and cons
August 7, 2012

5 things artists often mistook the galleries for

As an artist, you will always be working with galleries. In fact, some artists rely heavily on galleries to help them sell their art and to […]
August 7, 2012

Tips for artists – How and where to start

First things first, unless you are extremely lucky, nothing in art really happens by chance. You need to be good in what you do and know […]
July 27, 2012

How to Draw Human Faces

Most people are known to put off drawing after facing difficulties drawing human figures. Contrary to such perceptions, drawing human figures and faces are not as […]
July 2, 2012

Should you Varnish a Painting?

There are many arguments for and against varnishing a painting. What is it exactly? Varnishing refers to the final layer which is applied on a painting […]
June 29, 2012

Safety Tips when working with art materials

Are there any safety issues which you need to consider when making your art? The answer is yes, of course. As much as you like to […]
June 26, 2012
The 3 L’s you need to research on

The 3 L’s you need to research on

As an artist, you will find yourself mingling among the artistic crowd most of the time. You will be hanging around with them, engaging in dialogues […]
June 26, 2012
Should you and how could you buy art directly

Should you and how could you buy art directly?

As an art collector, you basically have 2 objectives. The first is as a form of investment while the second is all about passion and interest. […]
June 26, 2012
Is it true that the artists’ earlier works are more valuable

Is it true that the artists’ earlier works are more valuable?

You would have in your collection a wide range of art in your collection where there would be some old art and surely new ones. Surely, […]
June 23, 2012

Turn your hobby into an income

Art is more than just a hobby. In fact, there are many facets to art that you can take up where it could be more than […]
June 22, 2012

Is it important to develop your own personal painting style?

Being an artist is not merely creating artwork and try to sell them in the market. It is definitely more than that where you will have […]
June 21, 2012

Know your brushes

One of the fundamental skills of an artist is the ability to paint beautiful pictures. So, if you want to be a good artist, you must […]
June 21, 2012

Challenges in becoming a good painter

Being an artist takes time and effort. You should know by now that being an artist is not an in-born talent. So it is important that […]
June 19, 2012

Malaysian Chinese Arts

China has one of the oldest tradition and heritage in the world. Since its earliest kingdoms that dates back to years B.C, art from China has […]
June 19, 2012

Malaysian Arts and Crafts

One of the most unique elements of Malaysia is in its arts and crafts. These are 2 distinctive elements which are often used interchangeably although they […]
June 19, 2012

History of Malaysian Art

 Malaysia has one of the most developed and active art scenes in the region. It is home to some of the most exciting and interesting artists […]
June 19, 2012

Art for Kids – Starting them Young

Pre-schools and nurseries today offer a wide range of art classes for kids. In fact, it is often believed that no one is too young to […]
June 19, 2012
Are you too old to become an artist?

Are you too old to become an artist?

As with any learnable discipline, it is never too old. If you are in your forties and you have this inclination to quit what you are […]
June 19, 2012

Is Graffiti Art real art?

You would have seen graffiti art by now. They are on signboards, along railway walls, on trains and even in art galleries. Some of them are […]
June 19, 2012
Should you allow others to reproduce or use your artwork

Should you allow others to reproduce or use your artwork?

What would you feel if you discovered that your art has been reproduced without your permission? Such is the situation with many artists today who have […]
June 19, 2012

Are you a ‘Struggling Artist’?

Whether you are an artist who has set your mind to selling art or making art for art’s sake, you will come upon a crossroad where […]
June 18, 2012

Guide – Cityscape Art

Cityscape is the painting of city scenes where this is basically the city version of landscapes. In this context, painting of landscapes are common among artists […]
June 18, 2012

Rimbun Dahan Artist’s Residency Programme

The Rimbun Dahan Artist’s Residency Programme is perhaps one of the most recognized and established art residency programmes in Malaysia. The project was envisioned by Hijjas Kasturi and his wife Angela. Hijjas is one of the most established and popular architects Malaysia and Rimbun Dahan is an interesting place for artists to spend some time with the ‘wilderness’ and close to nature to exercise their art.
June 5, 2012

Art Guide & Reference – Portrait painting

Portrait paintings are very self explanatory. Basically, as the name implies, a portrait encompasses any art form where the face and the expression of the face […]
June 3, 2012

Art Appraisals – How to know the value of your art?

For collectors, owning a piece of art is easy. It is all a matter of paying for the purchase. It is in the knowing the value […]
April 25, 2012
Should You Stretch Your Own Canvas

Should You Stretch Your Own Canvas?

The constant question that are commonly asked among painters and artists is whether you should buy pre-stretched canvases or stretch your own. While this might be […]
April 23, 2012

SAGER at HOM(House of Matahati)

The HOM (House of Matahati) is holding the second edition of the SAGER show. Increasing the level of exchange between artists around the Southeast Asia region […]
February 14, 2012

So you are a new art collector, here are some tips

So, you are an art lover where you go to art shows, exhibitions and such and is overly impressed by those who are seemed to be […]
February 14, 2012
Does Malaysian Art has its own identity?

Does Malaysian Art has its own identity?

Does Malaysia actually has its own signature and trademark of art or are our artists just following the ways of other culture and riding on their […]
February 14, 2012
The basics of buying art

The basics of buying art

So, you want to start collecting art. Where should you start? First and foremost, you must be aware that anyone can buy art. All you need […]
February 14, 2012
The AEIOU of Collecting Art

The AEIOU of Collecting Art

All art collectors share similar traits. Whether you are a veteran collector in the art scene or one who is seeking out to become one, you […]
January 19, 2012

Indonesian Arts

The Indonesian art scene is a very exciting industry. This is because Indonesia is predominantly known for its strong and multicultural community and hence the injection […]
January 17, 2012
Abstract Arts

Abstract Arts

Abstract art is one of the most common terms used in the art industry where it is used to depict a type of visual language which […]
January 10, 2012
The 3As of sellable art

The 3As of sellable art

Art as many would tell you is very subjective. Some even say that art is something so subjective that there is no way you can define […]
January 10, 2012
Does Creativity comes naturally or can it be developed

Does Creativity comes naturally or can it be developed?

Everyone tells you that if you want to be an artist, you must be creative. So, does that mean that artists are naturally creative people or […]
January 10, 2012
What should you do during your opening?

What should you do during your opening?

As an artist, you will be involved with group and solo shows throughout your artistic career. While it is often regarded as an achievement or milestone […]
January 10, 2012
Should you sell your art directly to collectors or through the gallery

Should you sell your art directly to collectors or through the gallery?

One of the biggest questions that artists always have to deal with is whether should they sell directly to the collectors or to go through an […]
January 9, 2012
The best practices to showcase your art

The best practices to showcase your art

Whether you are an aspiring or established artist in any form of art, one of the biggest challenge is where and how to showcase your art […]
January 9, 2012

Common Misconceptions by artists

Being an artist is not that difficult. In fact, apart from having the right qualifications and such, one can be an artist with some talent and […]
January 9, 2012
Are you an artist in for the money or just to be famous or both

Are you an artist in for the money or just to be famous or both?

The art scene today is very saturated. Artists are everywhere and most of them are either in for the money, fame or both. So which type […]
January 9, 2012

Pricing your arts

As an artist, one of the biggest challenges in your creative career is in the pricing of your artwork. Where money is an influencing factor in […]
December 16, 2011

An introduction to the lesser known Mek Mulung dance

Malaysia’s tradition and rich culture is none to be one of the richest in the world. With many communities and societies dwelling harmoniously with one another, […]
October 6, 2011

Glossary of Art Terms

A Abstract or abstraction – abstraction is the category of the modification of objects from its natural form and shape using the method of either simplifying […]
September 8, 2011
Buying your art supplies

Buying your art supplies

Whether you are an established or an aspiring artist, you will need to know where to go in order to get your art supplies. In fact, […]
September 7, 2011

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is one of the best places to go if one is interested in the development of Islamic art in Malaysia as […]
August 29, 2011

The Contemporary Art Scene of Malaysia

Malaysia has a very healthy and competitive art scene, more so if it involves contemporary art. In saying this, contemporary art could be very subjective as […]
July 22, 2011
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Malaysian Invention & Design Society

A very significant year. Tun Dr. Mahathir, Prime Minister of Malaysia become a member of MINDS. MINDSMART, the commercial arm to market innovations was launched. Ladyminds, […]